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    Just thought I would give you guys a sneak peek look at the 29 in this years boat show. The show starts sat the 30th through the 7th of Feb. Grant Wooldridge will be here the last 3 days to talk with folks.



    What do you think of this 21 offshore model, I have been trying to talk them into sending one up for the sportsman show, it has the walk through front windshield with a walk arround cabin, rear bulkhead same degree of deadrise of the larger boats, but a lot lower price tag. This one did 40-42 with 70gal of fuel and 2 guys on a calm day when test run.




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    Droooooooooool.

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    What kind of deadrise are we looking at for the 21'? Curious if it has a self-bailing deck. Kinda surprised that twin 150's would be sufficient for a loaded (as in 4 guys, full fuel, fishing gear, food, etc. for a multi-day trip) 29' boat; what's the weight of that?
    Man these are sweet boats! Like the 21' but would have to say the Ocean Pro 22' would get my nod but I don't think they have a self-bailing deck.
    The cabin lines/looks on the 21' don't quite follow the nice lines of the hull IMO.

    Is that a 90 Etec on the 21' and are there fuel #'s available?

    Thanks, Jim

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    Quote Originally Posted by Big Jim View Post
    What kind of deadrise are we looking at for the 21'? Curious if it has a self-bailing deck. Kinda surprised that twin 150's would be sufficient for a loaded (as in 4 guys, full fuel, fishing gear, food, etc. for a multi-day trip) 29' boat; what's the weight of that?
    Man these are sweet boats! Like the 21' but would have to say the Ocean Pro 22' would get my nod but I don't think they have a self-bailing deck.
    The cabin lines/looks on the 21' don't quite follow the nice lines of the hull IMO.

    Is that a 90 Etec on the 21' and are there fuel #'s available?

    Thanks, Jim

    Jim the 21 has a 18 deg deadrise at the transom with 40 in the bow 7ft bottom 8.5 beam, this one has a 150 on it. Here are the numbers on the 29 with twin 150 Yam. The boat and trailer is 7,760 dry 6,140 boat alone dry as equiped in these pics.

    29' Wooldridge SS Pilothouse
    Twin 150HP Yamaha 4 stroke w/18" props
    Payload - 4 adults, gas & gear = 1,200
    TWIN 150íS
    RPM MPH GPH MPG
    1000 6.1 1.6 3.81
    1500 7.5 2.4 3.13
    2000 9.5 3.8 2.5
    2500 14.4 5.8 2.48
    3000 21.7 8 2.71
    3500 26.5 9.9 2.67
    4000 31.7 13.2 2.4
    4500 37.8 17.3 2.18
    5000 40.4 20.7 1.95
    5500 44.7 26.2 1.71
    5900 48.2 32.2 1.5
    SINGLE 150
    RPM MPH GPH MPG
    1000 4.9 0.8 6.13
    1500 6.2 1.2 5.17
    2000 7.8 2 3.9
    2500 8.9 3.4 2.62
    3000 11.2 4.7 2.38
    3500 16.4 6.8 2.41
    4000 19.5 8 2.44
    4500 27 10.6 2.55
    4800 32 14.1 2.27

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    Do you have any inside pictures, looks great!!!

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    Jim I don't have any numbers on that 21 with the 150 Etec but here are some with a 150 Yamaha.
    RPM MPH GPH MPG
    1000 5.5 0.8 6.87
    1500 7.3 1.35 5.40
    2000 9.7 2.25 4.31
    2500 15.3 3.25 4.70
    3000 23.15 4.25 5.44
    3500 27.65 5.40 5.12
    4000 31.45 7.1 4.42
    4500 35.4 9.15 3.72
    5000 38.7 10.6 3.65
    5500 43.25 14.15 3.05
    5900 45.80 17.15 2.67

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    yep, the 29 footer is a nice boat SD, we will be in Seattle in the end of April for some touchy feely!... Grant is taking us for a ride---can't wait to try it out!!..larry

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    I liked the 29', but I almost twisted my ankle between the raised diamond plated deck and the lowered perimeter of the decking. Also see a huge potential scraping your legs on the ninges of the long horizontal cubby doors on the sides. Both of these things could only happen if you are fishing .

    My observations were gathered at the boat show, no real experience with the boat.

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    Nice looking boat for the most part but I have to question why aluminum boat builders, I'm including Northriver, Duckworth, Wooldridge and a few others, build their cabins so high. The resort I work for bought 1 aluminum boat back in 97 and for the most part the guides liked the boat and the resort decided to order a fleet of them with some changes, 1 of the changes was we wanted the cabin 10-12" lower, they built the boat we wanted and it fishes circles around the 1st boat. The tall cabin catches alot of wind and makes the boat hard to control. I have to wonder how much fishing the designers of these boats actually do, if any!
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    AkKings,

    not to name names but Waterfall Resort?

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    That would be correct.

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    Quote Originally Posted by AkKings View Post
    The tall cabin catches alot of wind and makes the boat hard to control.
    I am guessing that they design them more for comfort inside than for aerodynamics outside. A low ceiling inside gives a closed in feeling.

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    Sport Drifter,

    Have you heard any real world economy stats from people that have bought the boat and then loaded it down and put it to use? The published numbers are very close to what Hewes had originally told me but the economy once I rigged my 22' Ocean Pro my way was much different.

    Just curious as the economy is way better than other 29' boats with 18 degree bottoms. What is the width on that boat?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Crumm View Post
    A low ceiling inside gives a closed in feeling.
    In 12 years of running that boat I have yet to hear anyone complain about that.

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    Default How about the bow free board height???

    The Fish-Rite has a nice high bow, lot's of extra sweep in the front. The Wooldridge, Hewes, and North River look like they would be burried in five-foot seas. Everyone I ever talk to or hear about has never had them in really rough seas. Anyone ever really stress test these in some serious seas?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Myers View Post
    The Fish-Rite has a nice high bow, lot's of extra sweep in the front. The Wooldridge, Hewes, and North River look like they would be burried in five-foot seas. Everyone I ever talk to or hear about has never had them in really rough seas. Anyone ever really stress test these in some serious seas?
    I had my old 24 foot searunner in 8'+ once or twice, just outside Eshamy. I never stuffed the bow, but the pucker factor was there. I suspect that yhou could stuff it if you worked at it. Never was in the game plan for me.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Myers View Post
    The Fish-Rite has a nice high bow, lot's of extra sweep in the front. The Wooldridge, Hewes, and North River look like they would be burried in five-foot seas. Everyone I ever talk to or hear about has never had them in really rough seas. Anyone ever really stress test these in some serious seas?
    We had just come off open water where the sea's were 6' to 8'. Our boats (Almars-Northrivers) go through this stuff regularly every summer.
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    Quote Originally Posted by DMan View Post
    Sport Drifter,

    Have you heard any real world economy stats from people that have bought the boat and then loaded it down and put it to use? The published numbers are very close to what Hewes had originally told me but the economy once I rigged my 22' Ocean Pro my way was much different.

    Just curious as the economy is way better than other 29' boats with 18 degree bottoms. What is the width on that boat?
    DMan The 29 has an 8ft bottom and a 9.6 beam. I fished with this guide in Nov he said the test they did with his boat still runs true in day to day use on his boat with clients and full loads of fuel. Here is a pic of the his electronics on the way in from fishing it was not flat calm but a small 1-2 ft chop. His report is on the wb webpage 26 pilot with a single 250 HO Etec. Come down to the boat show Grant from Wooldidge will be there friday - sunday he can get you some numbers of folks with boats to chat with.



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    Quote Originally Posted by AkKings View Post
    Nice looking boat for the most part but I have to question why aluminum boat builders, I'm including Northriver, Duckworth, Wooldridge and a few others, build their cabins so high. The resort I work for bought 1 aluminum boat back in 97 and for the most part the guides liked the boat and the resort decided to order a fleet of them with some changes, 1 of the changes was we wanted the cabin 10-12" lower, they built the boat we wanted and it fishes circles around the 1st boat. The tall cabin catches alot of wind and makes the boat hard to control. I have to wonder how much fishing the designers of these boats actually do, if any!
    I have been thinking about your post for a day or so. I would venture to say that the majority of the people buying the factory, spec boats are using them for personal use. This includes a lot of family time in the cabin. No way could I have a cabin that was a foot lower than the factory standard. I am an anomaly being 6'6" (I am the shortest of the three guys in my family). We had our cabin built with the roof starting at 6'10 at the aft, sloping down to 6'7" at the very front. That way Dad doesn't have to duck when he is up visiting. The floor was also dropped to help keep the center of gravity where it needed to be.

    For day trips/charter fishing the space is not necessary. This is just my 2 cents of course, and you get it for free! Those Almars sure are a bomber boat. You sure see a lot of the charter guys using them.
    Spending my kids' inheritance with them, one adventure at a time.

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